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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 30, 2010 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

The various responses on kids and the Dead led to an interesting day in our house. I'd never asked my son specifically about songs, although I know he favors cowboy Dead ... but it turns out he likes the Eleven and Dark Star. I wouldn't have thought it. Excellent taste!

So out of curiosity, as we were chatting, I put on a show with some cool drums (10/31/83) just to see how he reacted ... and he actually shushed me during drums. Later I asked if he wanted to skip through space, and he said NO. Happy day for a Deadhead mom, eh?! Or maybe he's just angling for something :-)

Anyway, what's funny is how he apparently hears some of the lyrics. I've had a few misunderstood lyrics of my own (those come in a second here), but St. Stephen, to my kiddo, apparently includes "ants at a picnic, why why," and Dark Star goes, "Eyeball Can, I'm attracted to a four by four, I bite a large pie." (Shall we go now you and I while we can, through the transitive nightfall of diamonds ... nights of goodbye)

Well, mine aren't so bizarre, but when I initially heard The Other One, I heard the refrain as "love is all around." I guess it imprinted that way, because I've never entirely gotten away from hearing that in it ... and heck, I like it my way, anyway.

In Loser, I heard "own a town the size of Abilene" rather than arm it. I rather like that one, too. If he had a gun for every ace, he would indeed own that town.

Any other misheard lyrics?


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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jun 30, 2010 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

We had a similar thread awhile back (and I'm sure others that predate me). The juvenile side of me found the responses from high flow & Pork Soda to be the best, maybe because they seem so "un-Jerry".

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=271047

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 30, 2010 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

Ohmigod. Those are fall-off-your chair hysterical.

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Poster: ducats Date: Jun 30, 2010 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

some are pretty funny. I think there's another similar thread somewhere. mine are not (and one is JGB) as funny;

the trouble with love is its all a faze.

your friends are getting most uncertain (a song we just "threaded" about!)

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Poster: ducats Date: Jun 30, 2010 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

and I think(?) I just blew that;

the trouble with love is it sits on your face.

now I can't even remember when I had it wrong - or was that right?!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 30, 2010 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

One of my tour buddies thought the "gonna want a bed" line said "bought a waterbed to lay your head"

I always thought that was pretty funny

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jul 1, 2010 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

apologies to those who recognise this from one of my similar mails but:-

From a "Saint Stephen" in a parallel (but not quite the same) universe:-

"With hair so long he's got to call it on home" .......

Nice ("Keep On Truckin' ") image ...........

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Poster: barneywro Date: Jul 1, 2010 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

I like that. I'm going to use those lyics this weekend

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 1, 2010 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

Forgot to mention this, but I heard it almost exactly the same way. Heard it as "hair so long he's got to callin' it home" for years and years. (Like in the musical Hair ... here baby, there mama, everywhere Stephen Stephen ...)

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Poster: cowboyth24 Date: Jul 1, 2010 8:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

I'd have to add "Thrash that nail to a pound of coal". One of my first of many self- created erroneous lyrics.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jun 30, 2010 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

did he doubt
or did he try?
ants at a picnic,
why why?

that's funny - i also initially misheard the other one lyrics:

clownin, clownin, clownin around!
in a circus!

This post was modified by midnightcarousel on 2010-07-01 04:11:36

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 1, 2010 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

i would love to hear bob sing your OO lyrics

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 1, 2010 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

it's the kind of thing he might have done, if he had thought of it

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 30, 2010 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

When my nephew (now 32) was 6 he called Saint of Circumstance "The Hippo Show," as in

"I sure don't know what I'm going for,
but I'm gonna go for the hippo show "

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 1, 2010 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

A foolish 'shart' will cause you pain, and only make you curse...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shart

This post was modified by craven714 on 2010-07-01 14:32:45

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 1, 2010 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

a selfish shart is trouble but a foolish shart is worse!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 1, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

Crown yourself the king of clowns
And stand way back and fart,
But never part your cheeks my friend
And do a foolish shart

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jun 30, 2010 7:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

From the earlier thread:

"Wake up to find out that you are disguised as a squirrel."

I will try always to remember it that way.

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Poster: snori Date: Jul 1, 2010 1:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

There must be something about the way they sing 'Eyes', later on it sounds remarkably like 'Sometimes we wore Cologne'.

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Jul 1, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

I heard "own a town..." for the longest time as well.

As mentioned in one of the references, the opening to Truckin' has got to be one of the most bizarre lines around...no clue how Bobby got that sung (or at least tried) on a regular basis..."Arrow of neon and flashin' marquees out on Main Street" is just a bitch! For awhile there I heard Eros...but had no clue what that had to do with flashin' keys...maybe a different spelling (kilos)...just went with.

Trying to remember which Garcia song I heard "Muscle Shoals" in for awhile until I actually listened and realized it didn't make a damn bit of sense!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 1, 2010 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Misheard lyrics (and kid update)

I first heard that line as "Donna's with me and I'm flashing my keys out on main street ... " which makes no sense at all but is pretty funny ...